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rjohn79395 Posted 3 weeks 12 hours ago
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Hey, Charlie

Or maybe playing Blu- rays in surround, down mixing 7.1 to 5.1, formatting surround makes the digital processing in the Oppo more complex and digitally “noisy” than when transporting 2 channel stuff..... ???

Rick
5.4.4 HT speakers: T Ref fronts/LFE 1, SuperCenter XXL, T1 surrounds/LFE 2, HTR 7000 top fronts, Invisa 525 top rears
Zone 2 speakers; 2 Invisa 525's
AVR: Marantz SR 7010
Amps: AT525NC 5 channel, Parasound 275 v.2 stereo
Cable/TiVo, OPPO BDP 105D, SONOS Connect
47" Panasonic 3D smart tv
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charliehatch Posted 3 weeks 11 hours ago
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Yes, that's possible. I only use my Oppo as a 2-channel flac decoder and to push the pcm to my DAC. There may be way more going on with the A/V stuff.
2.0 System: Oppo 105D digital out > River Cable DigiFlex Gold Digital Coax interconnect > Auralic Vega DAC > Audience Au24 SX RCA interconnects > Bel Canto e.One Ref600M monoblocks > Audience Au24 SX banana speaker cables > Triton References
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rjohn79395 Posted 3 weeks 7 hours ago
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And, to be fair, I'm comparing power cords from different manufacturers at different quality levels.

The Audience Forte F3 is their entry level. Next level up is the Au24 SE-i, roughly $800+, and those get fantastic reviews for musicality. The Nordost Blue Heaven is their entry level PC.

Is there a difference with each step up? So far I have to say yes. The Nordost Heimdall 2 is three levels up and, yes, it gets better.

Where to go from here.... ???? What to conclude???? Which brand to think about stepping up within????

A little cautious here, of my checkbook. BUT, quality steps up do make a difference. Haven't a clue yet where the line between discernible power cord steps and cost added ends with our systems...

Just thinking, still...

Rick
5.4.4 HT speakers: T Ref fronts/LFE 1, SuperCenter XXL, T1 surrounds/LFE 2, HTR 7000 top fronts, Invisa 525 top rears
Zone 2 speakers; 2 Invisa 525's
AVR: Marantz SR 7010
Amps: AT525NC 5 channel, Parasound 275 v.2 stereo
Cable/TiVo, OPPO BDP 105D, SONOS Connect
47" Panasonic 3D smart tv
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